FILE: President of the National Council for Women (NCW), Maya Morsi FILE: President of the National Council for Women (NCW), Maya Morsi

Maya Morsi reviews Egyptian women status in Geneva

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018

CAIRO – 11 September 2018: The Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue and the Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers on Wednesday will kick off their first activities within their participation at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).


The sessions kicked off on Sept. 10, 2018 and will last until Sept. 28, at the Palais des Nations, in Geneva.


President of the National Council for Women (NCW), Maya Morsi, will take part at the sessions as well as a set of Egyptian, Arab and foreign human right activists and official representatives.


On the margins of the session, a number of seminars are expected to be held on the rights of women in Egypt, Qatar, and Bahrain, the forced displacement of the Tawargha tribe in Libya and the process of revoking citizenships from the Al Ghufran tribe in Qatar, as well as terrorism and its impact on the human rights situation in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Egypt.


The association and the forum have also organized a stand against terrorism that will take place in front of the Broken Chair in front of the United Nations Office in Geneva.


The delegation will also meet with a number of human rights, development, and forced disappearance rapporteurs, as well as a number of international missions participating in the session.


It is worth noting that this is the second time that the Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers and the Dialogue for Development and Human Rights Forum participate in the Human Rights Council’s 39th Session. Both entities participated in the 38th session held last June, where they held three seminars on human rights in Egypt and the Arab region.


The Association of the Egyptian Female Lawyers aims to activate women’s political participation and support women’s legal and political rights. The association aims to empower women to defend their political, legal, and social rights; raise awareness of women’s political status and the importance of activating their role within Egyptian society; built a strong front of female lawyers who are qualifies and involved in both political and public life; and, raise awareness of the international conventions and instruments protecting human, particularly women’s, rights in order to change the culture of the community.



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